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December 27, 2017
We return to our regular worship schedule this weekend, with 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist at St. Ignatius on Saturday and 8:00, 9:15, 9:15 PH and 11:15 am Holy Eucharist services at Christ Church on Sunday.

Make plans to join us for Twelfth Night festivities! Read more here.

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom is away this week, but will be back with more Ramblings in the New Year!


Christ Church Christmas

The Advent season culminated in beautiful Holy Eucharist worship services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Christ Church and St. Ignatius Chapel. Weeks of thoughtful preparation and the dedication of all who worked hard to make these services happen, made the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ a truly joyful event!  Photos of Christ Church at Christmas may be found here .
Revival at Honey Creek
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Diocese of Georgia will offer a revival based on Fearless Faith and Boundless Love. Join us for a day of renewal and to celebrate the life and legacy of a Saint in Georgia, Deaconess Anna Alexander. The revival worship will use the propers for Deaconess Anna Alexander of Georgia (1865-1947) and displays, handouts, and a video will tell the story of this saint of Georgia. 

The day begins with a service at Good Shepherd, Pennick where Deaconess Anna Alexander served. At 1:00 pm, parishioners from all over the diocese of Georgia will gather under a large tent on the grounds of Honey Creek Retreat Center to hear the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, as he shares his message of love and renewal. Please save January 20th, as it will be a day to celebrate our faith together and to share it with others. For more information and to register online, click here

Because parking at Honey Creek is very limited, we have arranged for two buses to drive round trip from Christ Church to Honey Creek on the day of the revival. The buses leave Christ Church at 10:00 am and depart Honeycreek at 3:00 pm. The cost per person is $28. You may pay for a bus seat by check made out to Christ Church, Frederica. Write "Bus" in the memo line. Mail checks to the church office or put them in the offering plate.


Sunday Morning Classes
The Adult Sunday morning class and classes for children and youth  will continue their "holiday break" this Sunday, December 31 and then resume on January 7, 2018. 

Adult Sunday Morning Class
Beginning January 7 Dr. Bob Brown's  adult Sunday morning class  will renew its discussion of study of the New Testament using The Great Courses lecture series. Everyone is welcome! Classes take place in the Parish House each Sunday from 10:30 until 11:15 am. For more information, contact Bob at

Women's Study Group
Starting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Women's Study Group will begin meeting at 11:30 am each week. The group will be focusing on a new book, Brene Brown's
Braving the Wilderness - The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

EYC and Pathfinders Activities

Happening #100
Save the date for Happening #100, taking place January 12 -14, 2018, at Honey Creek. Plans are underway to celebrate this milestone in the Diocese of Georgia. Mark your calendars & make plans join us during the weekend!

Save the Date!!
EYC Ski Retreat - On Friday, February 16th, the Christ Church EYC will head to Lake Junaluska and the Cataloochee Ski Area for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Contact Youth Missioner Brad Hamil at to get more details about the trip.

For more information about all the youth programs and activities at Christ Church, please contact Brad Hamil at .

Read the Entire Bible in One Year
Me? Read Through the Bible in a Year?

If you've wanted to read through the Bible but thought it an impossible goal, here's your opportunity to succeed! If the Bible seems confusing or you have questions about life, God has the answers!

The One Year Bible , New International Version (NIV), is divided into 365 days with each day having an Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs reading. Start January 1 and with just 10-15 minutes a day you'll discover how enjoyable reading the Bible can be, get answers to your questions and feel good at your accomplishment. Even if you have a Bible, this one is laid out perfectly so you don't get lost or behind.

We'll meet in early January for a brief overview of the Bible to put people and places in context for what you'll be reading. The One Year Bible is available in the church office for $15. For questions, contact Sharon at or 912-638-8683. Don't let 2018 go by without reading the greatest story ever told!

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Beginning on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Godfrey Draviam will lead a four week Bible study. The group will meet in the Vestry Room, from 5:30 to 6:25 pm. For more information, please contact Godfrey at

ECW Tour of Homes Needs You!
The annual ECW Tour of Homes is a great way to get involved at Christ Church,  meet new people and help serve Christ by serving our Community! There are countless ways you can help with this time-honored fundraiser. Just b
ring your talent to us and we will find you a spot.  We look forward to hearing from you through email, phone, texts - you choose! C ontact us soon!
Please prayerfully consider being a benefactor by donating money. Tour expenses  have risen, especially the buses which we MUST have to access the homes on Sea Island.
Check out our website at: , and find us on Facebook and Instagram pages.

Save the date for the Tour of Homes "Wine Opener" Season Kick-Off on February 1st, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. More details to come!

TOUR DAY: March 17th, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Beth Smith at 912-506-7577 or
Charlotte Graham at 912-506-3431or  


Backpack Buddies
Special Backpack Buddy packing day at Oglethorpe Point Elementary School
Backpack Buddies will host the first packing session of the new year on January 3 at 10:00 am, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. This semester Christ Church Backpack Buddies have provided 2,880 bags of food to elementary children and homeless teens for the weekends.That totals 12,645 pounds of food! Willing hands are always welcome on the packing assembly line!  For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at

Coffee HourCoffeeHour
Coffee Hour hosts are urgently needed to help provide refreshments between our 9:15 am and 11:15 am worship services on Sundays, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Please contact Christine Plank at to sign up to help.
Join us for Twelfth Night - January 5, 2018TwelfthNight

Hearken One and All: Come ye to yon Parish Hall on Friday, January 5th at 5:30 pm to join with the Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princes, Wenches, Troubadours, Knaves, Minstrel, Trolls*, and the like for a...
Magical Evening of fun and delight;
To Celebrate our own Twelfth Night!!!
Every age will have a place to create,
Laugh, sing, and learn...
While our own Yule Log will cease to burn.
Out with the Old; in with the New -
It will not happen without YOU!!!!!!
Please RSVP by January 4th. Call the Church Office to reserve your spot at 912-638-8683

*Costumes are encouraged but not required!!

Christ Church Moms
A new group, the  Christ Church Moms , will begin meeting for fun and fellowship, at a different time and location each month. The next gathering will take place on Friday, January 26th, at 6:30 pm, at Gnat's Landing. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

Christ Church Families on Facebook
Families! Please join the Christ Church Families Facebook group to keep up with all the latest events and activities. Find us on Facebook here !

Stay Informed

Ushers Needed
Can you volunteer to usher occasionally at weekly worship? Your service would provide vital assistance to both the congregation and the clergy. Please contact Sharon Joy at  or 912-638-8683 .

Save the Date

Enneagram Workshop
On January 26 - 27, Christ Church, Frederica presents the Rev. Dr. Paul Hanneman's introduction to the Enneagram. Join Dr. Hanneman for this workshop as he explores this ancient spiritual tool... the wisdom of the Fourth Century Desert Fathers, the first Christian monastics...deep, universal and life-changing. The Enneagram is about people - how we are the same, how we are different, what makes us tick and how we get in our own way. It describes nine fundamental personality styles. It helps explain why we behave the way we do. It offers specific directions for personal growth.

Friday January 26, 2018 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.  
Dynamics of the Nine Personality Types, Ego Structure, Soul
Saturday, January 27, 2017 - 9:00-11:30 a.m.  
You're NOT Your Personality"
(Light lunch served in Fellowship Hall.)        
1:00-4:00 p.m. 
"Who Does God See When He Looks at Us?"

Advance registration is required and registration forms can be found in the church office or downloaded here. The cost for the workshop is $40. Make checks to Christ Church, Frederica with Enneagram Workshop in the memo line. Contact: Billie Sargent at

An Interfaith Journey to the Holy Lands: Relationship, Understanding, and Community Harmony

Join Rabbi Rachel Bregman, Rev. Alan Dyer, and Rev. Tom Purdy as they lead an interfaith journey to the Holy Land with Medji Tours in June 2019. This once in a lifetime trip aims to build relationships across cultural and religious lines in our community by exploring together the shared roots of our traditions in Israel and Jordan. Additionally, this interfaith journey hopes to begin a longer-term process of continuing to form relationships, deepen understanding, and build community across other faith organizations in Glynn County, Georgia upon our return. This trip is open to any and all who would like to participate in this holy work. For more information, click here.

Pastoral Concerns

Prayer List

Please help us keep the prayer list current by notifying Mtr. Becky of any changes in the status or condition of your loved one.
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Marilyn Canady
Paddy Carley
Light Cook
Kristen Cutler
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Penny Flickinger
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Louise Gentile
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartnell
Kevin Heeny
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Christopher Hewetson
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Carol Hoffine
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Eileen Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Davi Langston
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett

Jerry Lowe
Cathy McCarthy
John McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Gene Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Dale Pierson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Angie Schrum
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Bootie Wood
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 
Esther Zylstra

To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( or call the church office at 912.638.8683.

New Ways to Give
Now you can make gifts and offerings to Christ Church by using your phone. Please text ccfssi to 77977,  enter your details, choose your payment method, and give. You may also go to the Christ Church website at, click on the Donation tab at the top and give there.

This  Week

Serving This WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
David Ketcham - Usher
Bonney Shuman - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte C
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte TB
Maidee Brown - Acolyte - PW
Slade Turner - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Fred Collins - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Laura Brown - Greeter
Greer Brown - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
      Bob Brown - Usher
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Hodges - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Hugh Brown - Chalice Bearer
Doree Avera - Lector - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabel Parker - Acolyte C
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Richard Fox - Usher
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild

This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Wednesdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 pm.
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Office Closed
9:30 am - Manna House

Saturday, December 30, 2017
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, December 31, 2017
New Year's Eve
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
Monday, January 1, 2018
New Year's Day
Office Closed
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
Friday, January 5, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Twelfth Night Celebration

Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Epiphany Sunday
St. Athanasius Food Bank
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC 

Save the Date

January 5, 2018
Twelfth Night

January 20, 2018
Revival at Honeycreek

January 26-27, 2018
Enneagram Workshop

January 28, 2018
Annual Meeting and Chili Cook-off

February 1, 2018
ECW Tour of Homes Kick-Off